Does anyone like Mark Mitera?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Randall Graves*, Sep 18, 2006.

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  1. Well do any of you actually like him? it seems like not many here think much of him, and as I look back at the draft there are maybe about 2 guys I would have preferred at his draft slot. He played pretty decent at last years WJC's and I look for him to have a good year at Michigan. I love his reach and as he develops a more physical game I think he can become a good top 4 pairing dman.

    So tell me what you guys like and don't like about his game.
     
  2. Garp

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    I saw him like two times but here are my thoughts (for what it's worth):

    What I like :
    -Big steady Dman
    -a good reach
    -a good hockey sense

    What I don't like:
    -Not that physical
    -Doesn't seems to have big upsides (compared to the 2 Dmen taken after (Fisher and Sanguinetti))

    So I think he's a safe prospect, but I don't see how he could become a 1rst paring D...
     
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    The guy is basically what he will be for his career. He's going to be a #3/4 guy in the NHL and be a completely solid d-man. There is hardly any upside to his game but also not much downside to it. He's fairly smart and plays very solid positionally.

    Not much not to like, not much TO like.
     
  4. This is the best way I can describe Mitera:

    If you notice him, he's not doing his job.
     
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    Pretty much.

    I've never been much impressed with him, but I still think he'll be a solid NHLer -- again, one with nearly no upside, though.
     
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    I think he's dreamy

    :innocent:
     
  7. I don't know about that, he seems like a pretty smart player and smart players always tend to get the most out of their abilities. He also has a good shot but rarely uses it. I love defensemen with a long reach who think the game, of course I would still love to have Chris Summers in the pipeline ;)
     
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    meh, just one of those guys who'l have a 6.5, 7A ratings....
     
  9. Yikes. Those were the words used to describe Therien in his later years.
     
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    lol, I thought the same thing when I read the title :propeller
     
  11. Except Therien WAS NOTICED.
     
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    :biglaugh: :clap:
     
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    I think Mitera will become a solid #3/#4 defenseman. He is very solid. Reminds me a bit of Jason Smith.
     
  14. Jason Smith is a comparison I'd reserve for Brian Strait.
     

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